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Tour du Mont Blanc

A classic European walk through France, Italy & Switzerland

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Comfortable accommodation

No dormitories here! Our Alps trips use a mixture of small hotels and refuges with private rooms so you can come back to a comfortable room each night and get a good night's sleep. An essential component for your enjoyment with a mountain trek where you are working hard on the trails each day!

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International Mountain Leaders

We have our own staff of experienced and qualified International Mountain leaders. Not only do they know the trek routes exceptionally well but they will excel in looking after you; your safety is our priority in an alpine environment. All our guides are native English speakers, so clear communication is never an issue.

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local support & umatched food extras

We have our own experienced driver who meets our clients and takes charge of the luggage delivery each day, giving us back-up where we need it. This also means we can supplement the food provided by the refuges with fresh food items brought in by our driver for your lunch and breakfast. In our experience, a well-fed walker is a happy walker!

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Breathtaking Walking & local Insights

The TMB is justly famous as one of the world's best Alpine treks; every step of the way offers jaw-dropping scenery with many points of interest along the way. Some of our team live in Chamonix year-round and know the area intimately, so they can offer you the best of the variants to the main route and inform you about the unmissable local attractions.

Experts in The Tour Du Mont Blanc

Walk through 3 countries on one stunning alpine trek of endless variety

The highlight was successfully completing my first multi-day trek with everything going to plan, in perfect weather and feeling fitter and stronger at the end.

David Picone (TAS)
July 2018

There are not words to describe how amazing the scenery is! A totally fantastic trip.

Paula Murrin (NZ)
June 2018

When we sat with Jodie, she asked us if we used walking poles and how often we did back-to-back hikes. We looked at her blankly. That was the beginning of the most magical adventure of our lives. Thank you, Jodie! The trip exceeded all our expectations.

Debbie O’Neil (VIC)
July 2018

Because RAW Travel is such a well-organised and enthusiastic team, there was no stress experienced. All I had to do was turn up and enjoy the memorable adventure! Thank you.

Angie Lilley (ACT)
July 2018

Magical views with the assurance of a seasoned guide to make you feel comfortable and confident no matter how difficult an ascent or descent looks.

Ben Grosse (NSW)
July 2017

The brilliant organisation from RAW Travel meant I could relax and enjoy every minute of this amazing alpine experience. Certainly a trip of a lifetime: challenging, exhilarating and great fun.

Susan Carter (SA)
July 2018

Early season hiking was just incredible. Snow, fields of flowers, glorious sunshine. It was absolutely picturesque. Our guide, Dave, was a great leader and made sure everyone got the most out of the trip.

Jessica Stone (QLD)
June 2018

Interactive Map

Click on a trail point for interactive map highlights

Chamonix

This town is dominated by the mighty Mont Blanc massif with tumbling glaciers visible from the main street. There are many attractions including the Aguille Du Midi cablecar with its stupendous views and restaurant, the glacier express railway, and whitewater rafting right in the town. Plus Europe's best selection of outdoor gear shops along its attractive streets.

Col De Bonhomme

After walking through the beautiful valley of Contamines you begin the long upwards trek to the Col du Bonhomme where you can enjoy extraordinary views back along the forested valleys, across to the glaciated flanks of Mont Blanc and all the surrounding mountain ranges. There is also a fine refuge to enjoy a picnic lunch.

The Val Veni & Courmayeur

The walk from the Col de Seigne 2516m down into Italy is truly breathtaking, passing the high Refuge Elisabetta and soaring mountain spires. The Italian ski town of Courmayeur provides a welcome taste of civilisation at the midway point of the trek.

La Fouly & the Val Ferret

Your first stop in Switzerland lives up to the hype – the picture-perfect scenery of the Val Ferret is hard to overstate. La Fouly sits at the head of a verdant forested valley, populated by small hamlets of old Swiss wooden chalets. It is one of the most enjoyable sections of the Tour du Mont Blanc.

'The Grand Balcon'

This stunning walk high above the Chamonix valley is truly exhilarating as you look across at the jagged spires of the Mont Blanc massif and the immense glacier of the Mer de Glace. It is also the best section to see chamois and ibex on the rocky ledges. Enjoy a meal at Lac Blanc Refuge and the stunning mountain views.

Mont Blanc

Europe's highest peak at 4810m dominates the skyline as you walk around the Mont Blanc massif. Massive glaciers tumble down the flanks of the mountain to the valleys around it's sides. 

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DESTINATION GUIDE - ESSENTIAL READING!

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a classic walking adventure. Every single step offers incredible mountain scenery: unfolding panoramas of glaciers and jagged peaks, meadows with alpine cows and wildflowers, ibex, friendly marmots, verdant forest, and refuges perched spectacularly on mountain passes. 

The TMB trek is demanding– climbing six passes, traversing around huge
glaciers and hiking through spectacular alpine scenery – but incredibly rewarding.

The memories of a walk on the TMB will stay with you forever!

Why are we your European Alps experts?

Our staff know the European Alps intimately; many have lived there or are based there now. We employ only qualified International Mountain Leaders to run our trips, so you know you will have a safe and enjoyable trip. We use comfortable private rooms on our trips and look for the best available accommodation in each location. (Our competitors will put you in large dormitory rooms.) The extra care we take in choosing your accommodation and supplementing our food supplies translates to the best experience for you the trail.

Our office staff take our European Alps trips each year, ensuring your receive up-to-date, first-hand advice. We also offer training days and free information nights before your trip to ensure you are well prepared to enjoy your adventure.

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